Othello Tunnels near
Hope, BC, Canada
has been on my "to get to" list
for quite some time now.
The whole story of the Kettle Valley Railway
and the heroic feat of its construction is both
fascinating and intriguing.
At the Othello Tunnels site, Andrew McCulloch
faced some nearly impossible challenges in
construction. When you actually see
this area for yourself, the up close and
open jaw gaping kind of seeing, you can
appreciate the sheer will and determination
of human spirit that the engineers must have had.
To survey the canyon, they were lowered in small
woven baskets over the edges of the cliffs. Honest, I don't make
this information up.
Even now, looking up along the pathway to the cliff tops is
And the road along the old railway lines is beckoning me.
I feel an adventure coming on.